For the holidays, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents CINDERELLA December 9-18, 2017 at the Taft Theatre. This isn’t your mother’s (or your grandmother’s) Cinderella. Boys as well as girls will love all the audience participation, side-splitting humor, and outlandish characters in this classic fairytale set to popular music.

Kiara Hines. Photo provided

Kiara Hines, an African American actress, will perform in the leading role as Cinderella. She is a North Carolina native and a recent graduate of East Carolina University where she received a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre.

Ryan Chavez Richmond. Photo provided

Ryan Chavez Richmond will perform as Prince Daniel. Originally from Flint, Michigan, he has always had a strong passion for the arts.  He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education and has spent the last 10 years as an elementary music and drama teacher in Nashville.

CINDERELLA will be performed as a holiday “panto,” which means this classic, rags-to-riches story has been turned on its head and cleverly staged to entertain everyone from children to adults. Featuring:

  • Interactive audience participation
  • Slapstick comedy
  • Cross-dressing characters
  • Fantastic dance numbers
  • Modern music from Adele, to Walk the Moon, to Whitney Houston

In this hilarious holiday panto, you’ll jeer at the deliciously dysfunctional stepmother and sisters as much as you’ll cheer for Cinderella in her quest to attend the magnificent Christmas ball.

CINDERELLA presented by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, December 9-18, 2017. Saturday, December 9 at 2 PM* (this performance is signed for the hearing impaired), Sunday, December 10 at 2PM, Sunday, December 10 at 5 PM, Friday, December 15 at 7:30 PM, Saturday, December 16 at 2 PM, Saturday, December at 5 PM, Sunday, December 17 at 2 PM at the Taft Theatre, 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Tickets start at $10. 1-800-745-3000 and

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